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Super quick today as there’s not much to say about this project.

I made a dog-themed notepad (which reminds me that I soon need to make some little gifts for the nurses at the home my mom is in) and kept it quick by putting a sticker on some cardstock and fussy-cutting it (badly).  It was a little trickier than cutting out a stamped image due to the thickness of the sticker – there wasn’t much flexibility around the borders.

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I used a speech balloon for trend-factor and added a little resin dog bone (attached with Ranger Glossy Accents) to balance out the front.

Seriously a 10-minute project and it would have been faster if I didn’t have to cover the notepad first.

Mr. & Mrs.

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ETA: Not sure what happened to the main picture in this post.  I’ve added a full picture of the card below – thanks to Melanie for the heads up!.

Last weekend, along with the birthday invitations, I had to finish a few outstanding paper-crafting orders.  As mentioned, I’m not really doing any crafting at the moment but these are long-term customers of mine and I appreciate them using my card-making services over the last 7 years so there’s no way I was going to say no.  Luckily, one order was just a quick notebook (I’ll post if I get a chance) and the other was a wedding card with a specific “direction” in mind which can sometimes make things easier to do. (in this case it did!)

The request for the wedding card was to incorporate the patterned cardstock that the invitation was made from.  It was a roughly 7X5 piece of cardstock with two holes punched in the top.  The holes were used to thread a piece of ribbon through and attach the vellum with all the wedding details on it.  A simple and pretty wedding invitation.  I removed the ribbon and vellum and had to trim down the cardstock to remove the portion with the punched holes. (of course, I could have just attached my stamped image in the same way the vellum was done but that would be a bit too uncreative):

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I did manage to incorporate a snippet of the ribbon on the card and used a little of the trimmed cardstock to thread the button holes.  I glittered the shoes and the rose and added a few rhinestones, a pearl, and a strip of washi tape (it was had to match the colours of the cardstock) to finish it off.

It was really helpful to have the colours pre-selected before making the card.  I didn’t have to spend any time searching through my stacks of patterned paper either.   The design is quite simple but there are flecks of glitter in the patterned cardstock which were enhanced by all the subtle sparkles I added to the image panel.

 

Jungle Fever

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Blogging has taken a back-burner due to some “family” stuff.  I simply don’t get the chance to use my craft room anymore.  I hate to “abandon” my blog as the purpose of it is to push myself to create things and not go too long without posting something.

I did make some invitations that were ordered simply because I’ve been making the invitations for this young lady for years now and I think it’s so sweet when I’m asked to do them again.  Plus, life hasn’t been easy lately so it was nice to have an excuse to carve out some “me” time.

The party is taking place at a local restaurant called “Jungle Jim’s” so the theme is, perhaps, a bit obvious.  I also think it might be a shade juvenile for an 11 year old but I used glitter paper, sequins, a pop of pink, and personalized each invitation so I hope that makes up for any “babyish” vibe.  I also stamped her age (to be) on the balloons for an extra touch:

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The monkeys were made with my Cricut and they are popped up on the card – as is the balloon and the white panel so there’s plenty of dimension on these invitations.  A few sequins I scored in a dollar store during a recent trip to Toronto happen to match the colours of the invitation perfectly so on they went.

In the restaurant’s jingle they sing “Swing on in, swing in to Jungle Jim’s” so I played on that for the front sentiment.

I hope she likes them!



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